Poll: Perry's ratings down after failed run

Poll: Perry's ratings down after failed run

Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry pauses while announcing he is suspending his campaign and endorsing Newt Gingrich, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Associated Press

Posted on January 26, 2012 at 6:02 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A new poll shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry's approval rating in his home state at a 10-year low and more than half of Texans don't want him to run for another term as governor.

The telephone survey of 806 Texans was paid for by a group of Texas' largest newspapers.

The poll shows 40 percent of Texans approve of the job he's doing as governor, a 10-point drop from a year ago. Another 40 percent said they disapprove of the job Perry's doing.

The poll found 53 percent said they don't want Perry to run for a fourth full term in 2014, and 45 percent said his failed campaign for president hurt Texas' image.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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